"The Real Housewives of New York City" is a reality series following a number of highly driven socialites as they juggle their careers and home lives with a busy social schedule. The original quintet were Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. The series shines a spotlight on their lifestyles, where the services of private chefs and au pairs, guaranteed front row seats at Fashion Week and homes in one of the most exclusive areas of New York are simply part of everyday life. The programme premiered on Diva TV in 2009. It can also be seen on ITV2.